Shola Ameobi has won Notts County’s goal of the season for his strike against Colchester
The former Newcastle United player has found a new lease of life at Meadow Lane since arriving back in January.
The 35-year-old has hit four goals in 16 games as former teammate Kevin Nolan lead Notts County to League Two safety.
Ameobi’s goal against Chesterfield on April 1st was voted the goal of the season by fans on social media – although it’s believed Newcastle fans might have helped boost his votes.
The goal deemed the best of the campaign came in the first half when Ameobi, on the edge of the box controlled the ball in the air and hit it on the volley leaving the goalkeeper no chance.
Ameobi went onto to net a second as Notts County ran out 3-1 winners.
His colleagues at the Nottingham Post have now labelled Ameobi a “cult hero” despite his short career at Notts County.
Sports writer Leigh Curtis said: “Shola Ameobi is now a firm cult hero. He’s only been here since the end of January, but Shola Ameobi is certainly a player who has become a firm favourite with the home fans. That was proven by the fact he claimed the goal of the season award for his flick and volley that he blasted in against Colchester.
“He was up against some tough competition, but it just shows you the esteem in which he is held at Meadow Lane.”